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Summary

Dedicated, successful and enthusiastic event planner highly skilled in interpersonal communications, organization and event planning to generate awareness of company brand and promotions to produce events from conception through to completion. Will provide an exceptional culinary experience, outstanding customer service and organize memorable events that meet quality expectations.

Work History

Sep 2008Present

Catering Manager

Sweet and Savory

San Diego, CA Catering Manager - Manage weddings, meetings and special events. Execute menu development and organization for larger catered events, sought out purveyors from small farms to gourmet retailers. Hire staff for all events. Direct staff members before, during and after events to ensure success. Coordinate with all appropriate departments to meet clients' needs and expectations.

Jul 2005Sep 2008

Culinary Director

Culinary Entertainment Group, Inc

New York, NY Culinary Director - Assisted celebrity chefs; Guy Fieri, Warren Brown, Duff Goldman, Jacques and Claudine Pepin, Sara Moulton, Alton Brown, Martin Yan, Iron Chef Morimoto, Iron Chef Sakai and many more on stage. Followed and executed celebrity chef recipes to create aesthetically pleasing culinary plates/masterpieces for live show finales. Organized and coordinated all culinary aspects of the Simon Super Chefs Live tour including arranging staff for each event. Developed and implemented strategic operating plans for the Food Internships

Jan 2004Apr 2004

Intern

Marine Room

La Jolla, CA Culinary Chef Internship - Intern to Chef Bernard. Provided prep assistance to the chefs on the line.

Education

Associate of Science Degree, Culinary Management

Art Institute of California-San Diego

Business Administration

Mesa College

Skills

Communication, Adaptable/Versatile, Multi-Tasking, Personnel Management, Client Relations, Scheduling, Inventory/Purchasing, Time Management

Certification

ServeSafe, Safety and Sanitation, Nutrition, Management and Supervision